The Israeli tech giant Google is launching a search tool that allows customers to check if a product is covered by its warranties.
The company announced Monday that it is launching an online tool that searches for products that have been declared to be “approved by the manufacturer for use in a specific part of a vehicle.”
The tool can be used on Google Maps or by accessing a search on Google for a certain product, such as a brake or a steering wheel.
It’s the latest in a string of recent launches by Israeli tech giants, including Google Glass and its own self-driving cars.
The Jerusalem post reported Monday that Google is also adding a number of new categories for its search results to highlight products not covered under Google’s warranty program.
The site said Google’s search engine “will include additional categories that may be of interest to people who want to know more about specific warranties.”
The site noted that the new tool will only be available for vehicles manufactured after May 1, 2020, which would make the vehicles available to Israeli customers starting at around $7,000.
Google is expanding its coverage for vehicles from its own manufacturing subsidiary, Avid Life Sciences, and will not be expanding coverage to other brands, such it cars manufactured by Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Nissan, and other big players.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Jerusalem POST.
The Israeli carmaker Baku said it will expand its warranty program by a further $1,000 per vehicle, with new categories to be added.
Avid Life Science and Baku are currently the only two Israeli automakers that offer auto warranties for all of their vehicles.
The other major carmaker, Volkswagen (VW) has also expanded its warranty coverage to include vehicles manufactured by Nissan, Mercedes Benz and BMW.
Google has expanded its coverage of its own vehicles in Israel, including for the first time to include a new category of vehicles.
Google said last month that it would be adding the Auto Guarantee to its auto warranties, which are now covered under its own vehicle warranty program for its self-driven vehicles.
A Google spokesperson said the Auto- Guarantee would not be expanded to include any other brands.